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Should My San Diego Home Utilize an Inside Shutter Mount or Outside Shutter Mount?

February 27, 2020

At your in-home shutter consultation, you’ll need to decide how your plantatation shutters are hung. You could select an inside mount, which sits right inside the window recess. Or you can utilize an outside mount, where your shutter frame is secured outside the window ingress and is covered by decorative trim.

Sometimes the option of an inside mount or outside mount is dictated by your window type. But sometimes the decision is yours to match your design scheme. So, when should you install an inside or an outside mount?

When You Should Utilize an Inside Mount in Your San Diego Home

Inside Shutter Mount Style

As the name implies, an inside shutter mount is affixed on the inside of the window panel. Inside mounted shutters can work with either a Z-Frame or an L-Frame. The Z-Frame is secured inside the frame but has a small lip around the window that gives it a neat, polished look. By contrast, an L-frame lies flush to the wall, and doesn’t have any extra finishing trim.

If your window can take an inside mount, the choice for this frame option is for the most part cosmetic. However, windows that don’t have fairly square corners may want to use with a Z-frame. The overhang on a Z-frame will cover the window’s imperfections. The Z-frame is also wonderful for windows that have a tilt functionality. L-frames function best if your window currently has decorative trim or you want to have a moderate look for your window.

When You Should Install An Outside Mount in Your San Diego Home 

Outside Shutter Mount Style
 
An outside mount is secured onto the wall and falls over the window frame instead of within it. The mounts are in an L-frame and comes with its own trim, so the shutter’s components will still be stylishly hidden. The shutters open and close just like they should with an inside mount, and as a result of the trim, your guests won’t even know the difference.

If your windows are hollow and lack a thick frame, you will have to utilize an outside mount. They also when you need a piece of decorative trim surrounding the window to make it stand out more more. Many specialty windows with uncommon window frames, like ovals or arches, will need an outside mount, and also shutter treatments for patio and french doors.

Inside And Out, Sunburst Can Help You Install The Perfect Plantation Shutters 

To determine whether you should use an outside shutter mount or an inside shutters mount, you need to call in an expert. Sunburst is the leading shutter dealer in San Diego and would love to help you find the best way to mount your shutters. Just call 760-405-8887 or fill in the form below for your complimentary in-home consultation.
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